The NICD reports 5,644 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 2,770,575. This increase represents a 17.6% positivity rate. As per the National Department of Health, a further 235 COVID-19 related deaths have been reported, bringing total fatalities to 81,830 to date.
16,426,011 tests have been conducted in both public and private sectors as per the table below.
|Sector||Total tested||New tested|
The majority of new cases today are from KwaZulu-Natal (35%), followed by Western Cape and Eastern Cape (16%) each. Free State accounted for 10%; Northern Cape accounted for 7%; Gauteng Province and Mpumalanga accounted for 6% each; North West accounted for 3%; and Limpopo Province accounted for 1% of today’s new cases. The cumulative number of cases by province is shown in the table below:
|Province||Total cases for 29 Aug 2021||Adjusted numbers after harmonisation||Updated total cases on 29 Aug 2021||New cases on 30 Aug 2021||Total cases for 30 Aug 2021||Percentage total|
THE 7-DAY MOVING AVERAGE NUMBER OF NEW CASES BY PROVINCE
The total number of cases today (n= 5 644) is lower than yesterday (n= 7 740) and lower than the average number of new cases per day over the 7 preceding days (n= 10 281). The 7-day moving average daily number of cases has decreased.
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There has been an increase of 291 hospital admissions in the past 24 hours. The following table is a summary of reported COVID-19 admissions by sector.
|Died to Date||Currently Admitted|
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